INFORMATION ON COOKIES
As you may be aware, recent legislation requires websites to gain visitors’ consent to use certain cookies.
What are cookies?
When you use our website, we may store some information on your computer in the form of a helpful file known as a “cookie”. Cookies are used to improve the online experience of almost every website, including our own.
We never use the data gathered through cookies on this site to contact you via post, email or phone.
Cookies used on this website
We set some cookies directly, and we also make use of some services which set their own cookies. We believe it is important to be clear about any cookies that are being set, so we have provided a list to explain this to you.
We may collect information about your computer including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration purposes and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
We also use third party advertisements on sotaliraq.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/2839090?hl=en
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
Sotaliraq.com also makes use of the DISQUS third party comment system, you can find more information regarding their cookies policy at the following link: https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466235-use-of-cookies